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Question: The medical decision-making table for office E/M visits (99202-99215), includes “Diagnosis or treatment significantly limited by social determinants of health” as one example of ... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Last year saw plenty of double-digit cuts in the “selected procedures” that CMS traditionally calls out to show the impact of the proposed physician fee schedule (PFS) on a suite of Medica... More
Question: The medical decision-making table for office E/M visits (99202-99215), includes “Diagnosis or treatment significantly limited by social determinants of health” as one example of ... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
Last year saw plenty of double-digit cuts in the “selected procedures” that CMS traditionally calls out to show the impact of the proposed physician fee schedule (PFS) on a suite of Medica... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.
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Last year saw plenty of double-digit cuts in the “selected procedures” that CMS traditionally calls out to show the impact of the proposed physician fee schedule (PFS) on a suite of Medicare’s most frequently used codes.
As providers brace for a nearly 4% cut to the 2022 conversion factor, the impact of relative value unit (RVU) changes on specialties fluctuates from a 10% gain for portable X-ray suppliers to a -9% drop for interventional radiology.

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